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Filching code not evil for Google

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April 10, 2007 – Comments (0)

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Nummy tidbit.

This interesting dust-up between Chinese search-engine Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) and Chinese wannabe Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) ought to be interesting to shareholders for a couple of reasons. The first is that Big Goo felt it necessary to kowtow to avoid a scandal surrounding its reported use of some Sohu code for typing in Chinese. (Google admits to "leveraging some non-Google database resources," which is, I'm sure, the non-evil way of admitting you copied someone else's work in order to try and make a few bucks.)

More important, I think, to investors is the irony that Google is continually described as such a major innovator at all -- a situation thrown into relief by this latest snafu...

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